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The Bughouse Affair

(2013)
(The first book in the Carpenter and Quincannon Mystery series)
A novel by

 
 
In this first of a new series of lighthearted historical mysteries set in 1890s San Francisco, former Pinkerton operative Sabina Carpenter and her detective partner, ex-Secret Service agent John Quincannon, undertake what initially appear to be two unrelated investigations.

Sabina's case involves the hunt for a ruthless lady "dip" who uses fiendish means to relieve her victims of their valuables at Chutes Amusement Park and other crowded places. Quincannon, meanwhile, is after a slippery housebreaker who targets the homes of wealthy residents, following a trail that leads him from the infamous Barbary Coast to an oyster pirate's lair to a Tenderloin parlor house known as the Fiddle Dee Dee.

The two cases eventually connect in surprising fashion, but not before two murders and assorted other felonies complicate matters even further. And not before the two sleuths are hindered, assisted, and exasperated by the bughouse Sherlock Holmes.

Fans of Marcia's Muller's bestselling Sharon McCone novels and Bill Pronzini's Nameless Detective series will applaud this and future exploits from the annals of Carpenter and Quincannon, Professional Detective Services.

Genre: Historical Mystery

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Used availability for Bill Pronzini's The Bughouse Affair

Hardback Editions

May 2013 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Bughouse Affair (A Carpenter and Quincannon Mystery)
Author(s): Marcia Muller, Bill Pronzini
ISBN: 1-4104-5695-1 / 978-1-4104-5695-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Thorndike Press
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January 2013 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Bughouse Affair: A Carpenter and Quincannon Mystery
Author(s): Marcia Muller, Bill Pronzini
ISBN: 0-7653-3174-8 / 978-0-7653-3174-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Forge Books
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Paperback Editions

November 2013 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Bughouse Affair: A Carpenter and Quincannon Mystery
Author(s): Marcia Muller, Bill Pronzini
ISBN: 0-7653-3177-2 / 978-0-7653-3177-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Forge Books
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Audio Editions

August 2018 : MP3 CD
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Title: The Bughouse Affair
Author(s): Bill Pronzini, Marcia Muller
ISBN: 1-72132-110-1 / 978-1-72132-110-0
Publisher: Blackstone on Brilliance Audio
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August 2017 : Australia Audio CD
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Title: The Bughouse Affair: 1 (Carpenter and Quincannon)
Author(s): Marcia Muller, Bill Pronzini
ISBN: 1-4894-0227-6 / 978-1-4894-0227-1 (Australia edition)
Publisher: Bolinda/Audible audio
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August 2017 : Australia Audio CD
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Title: The Bughouse Affair: 1 (Carpenter and Quincannon)
Author(s): Marcia Muller, Bill Pronzini
ISBN: 1-4894-0228-4 / 978-1-4894-0228-8 (Australia edition)
Publisher: Bolinda/Audible audio
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January 2013 : USA Audio CD
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Title: The Bughouse Affair: A Carpenter and Quincannon Mystery (Carpenter and Quincannon Mysteries)
Author(s): Bill Pronzini, Marcia Muller
ISBN: 1-62064-744-3 / 978-1-62064-744-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: AudioGO
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February 2013 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Bughouse Affair
Author(s): Bill Pronzini, Marcia Muller
Publisher: Audible Studios
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February 2013 : UK Audio edition
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Title: The Bughouse Affair
Author(s): Bill Pronzini, Marcia Muller
Publisher: Audible Studios
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January 2013 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Bughouse Affair: A Carpenter and Quincannon Mystery, Book 1
Author(s): Bill Pronzini, Marcia Muller
Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
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January 2013 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: The Bughouse Affair: A Carpenter and Quincannon Mystery, Book 1
Author(s): Bill Pronzini, Marcia Muller
Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
Availability: Amazon CA   


January 2013 : USA Audio CD
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Title: The Bughouse Affair (John Quincannon)
Author(s): Bill Pronzini
ISBN: 0-7927-9174-6 / 978-0-7927-9174-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Blackstone Audiobooks
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Kindle Editions

January 2013 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: The Bughouse Affair: A Carpenter and Quincannon Mystery
Author(s): Marcia Muller, Bill Pronzini
Publisher: Forge Books
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